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Gavin DeGraw

Years before "I Don't Want to Be" propelled him to pop/rock success, songwriter Gavin DeGraw began honing his piano skills at the age of eight, followed by his participation in several cover bands with his older brother in upstate New York. After a brief stint at the prestigious Berklee School of Music -- where he rubbed shoulders with future singer/songwriter contemporary John Mayer -- DeGraw decided to take his original songs to New York City. He arrived during the late '90s and steadily expanded his audience with a series of buzzworthy shows, one of which was captured on the concert recording Gavin Live. The steady buzz led to offers from major labels, and DeGraw eventually signed a record deal with Clive Davis and his J Records imprint (home of Santana, as well as R&B mainstays Alicia Keys and Angie Stone). DeGraw's debut album, Chariot, arrived during the summer of 2003. Like the singer's early days in New York City, Chariot slowly built momentum and earned the young DeGraw a small but fervent following. By 2004, the leadoff single "I Don't Want to Be" had become a Top Ten hit, and the album itself was soon re-released in expanded form under the title Chariot + Chariot Stripped. DeGraw's next single, the titular "Chariot," was also met with positive response and climbed the charts in 2005, pushing the album to double platinum sales. DeGraw took five years to release a self-titled sophomore album, which appeared in 2008, initially charting higher than Chariot but failing to spawn any comparable singles (although "In Love with a Girl" did peak at number 24). DeGraw shifted gears for his next release, the looser and seemingly less labored Free, which appeared only a few months later in early 2009. DeGraw took more time to release his fourth album. Co-writing with other artists for the first time, he spent two years workshopping the songs that eventually comprised Sweeter. The album was released in fall 2011, several months after "Not Over You" -- a song co-written with Ryan Tedder -- returned DeGraw to the charts. "Not Over You" was DeGraw's biggest hit since "I Don't Want to Be," and it helped send Sweeter into the Billboard Top Ten upon its release. Over the next year, DeGraw supported the album with promotional appearances and a tour, the latter of which was documented on the live album Sweeter: Live, released in December of 2012. DeGraw returned in October of 2013 with Make a Move, his fifth album. ~ Wade Kergan & Steve Leggett
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  1.   Song
  2.   Not Over You
  3.   I Don't Want to Be
  4.   Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
  5.   In Love with a Girl
  6.   Chariot
  7.   The Christmas Song
  8.   Best I Ever Had
  9.   Fire
  10.   Sweeter
  11.   Belief
  12.   (Nice to Meet You) Anyway
  13.   Finest Hour
  14.   Crush
  15.   Just Friends
  16.   We Are the Champions
  17.   Soldier
  18.   Silver Bells
  19.   You Got Me
  20.   Make a Move
  21.   More Than Anyone
  22.   Follow Through
  23.   Stay
  24.   Free
  25.   Who's Gonna Save Us
  26.   Cheated On Me
  27.   Heartbreak
  28.   Lover Be Strong
  29.   Glass
  30.   Dancing Shoes
  31.   I Have You to Thank
  32.   Chemical Party
  33.   Jealous Guy
  34.   Meaning
  35.   Need
  36.   I Need a Dollar/Chemical Party
  37.   Candy
  38.   Mountains to Move
  39.   Relative
  40.   Over-Rated
  41.   You Know Where I'm At
  42.   Where You Are
  43.   Stealing
  44.   Spell It Out
  45.   Radiation
  46.   She Holds a Key
  47.   Young Love
  48.   Cop Stop
  49.   Different for Girls
  50.   Everything Will Change
  51.   I'm Gonna Try
  52.   Waterfall
  53.   Let It Go
  54.   Untamed
  55.   Medicate the Kids
  56.   Leading Man
  57.   Every Little Bit
  58.   Run Every Time
  59.   Why Do the Men Stray
  60.   Indian Summer
  61.   We Belong Together
  62.   Next to Me (Wait a Minute Sister)
  63.   Get Lost
  64.   I Don't Wanna Be
  65.   Album Version
  66.   Stripped Version
  67.   W.B.T
  68.   And I Love Her
  69.   Interview

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